Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.
– Isabelle Edehardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Edehardt
What a great day in LA with Sue and Patty. I already had some ideas of what might would be in store because Sue had already dropped some hints. This is what we did while we waited for Patty to arrive.
Sue picked me up that morning from my hotel, which was extremely kind of her, and treated me to the most amazing breakfast I’ve had ever. Really.
If you think the size of these French toasts is an optical illusion due to the angle of the camera, well in real life they were about 5 times bigger. And about 10 times better. This must have been to ensure I started the day with energy and would not go hungry.
We went on a beautiful bike ride around Santa Monica. I’m pretty well travelled but I have to say I was constantly amazed at the size of those palm trees. What a beautiful place to live, what a beautiful beach.
By the way, if anyone knows why all the palm trees tilt towards the same angle, please do tell us. We were wondering why.
At the end she did have me in for a surprise. She took me to see a scone cooking class by Zoe Nathan. Now I’ve never made scones and they are indeed on my to-do list. I actually never knew how I was supposed to shape them, so being able to watch the scone class was awesome. Plus, she had got both of us Zoe’s Huckleberry cookbook and we had it signed by Zoe herself.
These dots are just too adorable…
Thank you for your enormous hospitality Sue, I had a fantastic day! Thank you for everything, the book is a memory of the day I’ll treasure forever.